Did you know: What should not be eaten with shrimp?
MEKSEA.COM – Shrimp is known as a nutritious food that is good for health. However, if combined improperly, it can also have negative consequences.
Nutritional components of shrimp
Shrimp is rich in protein, containing many vitamins and minerals. Shrimp is good for the heart and brain due to its high content of omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidant astaxanthin.
Each 85-gram serving of shrimp contains 18 grams of protein, high amounts of selenium, vitamin B12, iron, phosphorus, niacin, zinc, and magnesium. Shrimp is also a food rich in iodine, an important mineral that many people are deficient in. Shrimp is a source of both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as the antioxidant astaxanthin.
Foods that should not be combined with shrimp:
Foods rich in vitamin C
Shrimp contains a lot of arsenic pentoxides (As2O5). This substance reacts with vitamin C found in fruits and vegetables and causes a chemical reaction in the stomach, changing arsenic pentoxide to arsenic trioxide. This is a toxic substance that can cause heart failure, liver and kidney damage, and damage to the blood vessels, leading to death due to massive bleeding.
Do not combine shrimp with chicken
According to traditional Chinese medicine, cooking shrimp and chicken meat together can cause itching all over the body.
Do not combine shrimp with pork
According to ancient medical texts, pork and shrimp should not be eaten together because they are incompatible according to the five elements theory. Eating pork and shrimp together can cause abdominal pain, indigestion, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Do not eat shrimp with red pumpkin
According to traditional Chinese medicine, red pumpkin is cold in nature and sweet in taste, while shrimp is warm in nature, sweet, and salty. Combining these two foods can lead to dysentery.
Things to note when eating shrimp
Shrimp should be cooked thoroughly, Shrimp can contain many bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can lead to food poisoning or illness.
Do not eat shrimp shells, Many people believe that shrimp shells are rich in calcium, but in reality, they are a form of chitin and eating too many shrimp shells can cause indigestion.
To ensure safe consumption of shrimp, it should be boiled, steamed, boiled, or fried with little oil. Do not cook shrimp with butter, oil, or too much salt.
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